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Where is Canterbury?

Canterbury is located in the county of Kent, South East England, six miles south-east of the town of Whitstable, 23 miles east of the major town of Gillingham, and 55 miles east of London. Canterbury falls within the district council of Canterbury, under the county council of Kent. It is in the CT1 postcode district. The post town for Canterbury is Canterbury.

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Canterbury on a map

Map showing extent of Canterbury as bounding box
Bounding box showing extent of Canterbury
Map showing location of Canterbury within the UK
Location of Canterbury within the UK

Which county is Canterbury in?

Canterbury is in the ceremonial county of Kent, the historic county of Kent, and the administrative county of Kent.

Ceremonial CountyKent
Historic CountyKent
Administrative CountyKent

Where is Canterbury in Kent?

Canterbury is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of Kent, and towards the easternmost extremity of Kent.

Map showing location of Canterbury within Kent
Location of Canterbury within Kent

What is the postcode for Canterbury?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Canterbury is CT1 2RX.

Where is Canterbury in CT1?

Canterbury is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the CT1 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the CT1 postcode district.

Map showing location of Canterbury within CT1
Location of Canterbury within CT1

What is the post town for Canterbury?

The post town for Canterbury is Canterbury. Canterbury is in the CT1 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Canterbury.

What is the latitude and longitude of Canterbury?

The centre of Canterbury is located at position 51.27968° latitude and 1.07889° longitude.

Latitude51.27968°
Longitude1.07889°

What is the easting and northing of Canterbury?

The centre of Canterbury is located at the grid reference easting 614823 and northing 157895 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting614823
Northing157895

What are the nearest towns to Canterbury?

Position of Canterbury relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Canterbury to the centre of the town.

south-east
6m
Canterbury is 6 miles south-east of Whitstable
south
7m
Canterbury is 7 miles south of Herne Bay
east
8m
Canterbury is 8 miles east of Faversham
west
11m
Canterbury is 11 miles west of Sandwich
north-east
13m
Canterbury is 13 miles north-east of Ashford
north
14m
Canterbury is 14 miles north of Folkestone
north
14m
Canterbury is 14 miles north of Hythe
north-west
14m
Canterbury is 14 miles north-west of Dover
west
14m
Canterbury is 14 miles west of Deal
south-west
15m
Canterbury is 15 miles south-west of Margate

What are the nearest cities to Canterbury?

Position of Canterbury relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Canterbury to the centre of the city.

south-east
41m
Canterbury is 41 miles south-east of Chelmsford
east
53m
Canterbury is 53 miles east of City of London
east
54m
Canterbury is 54 miles east of City of Westminster
east
55m
Canterbury is 55 miles east of London
north-east
62m
Canterbury is 62 miles north-east of Brighton and Hove
south-east
69m
Canterbury is 69 miles south-east of St Albans
south-east
76m
Canterbury is 76 miles south-east of Cambridge
south-east
85m
Canterbury is 85 miles south-east of Ely
east
87m
Canterbury is 87 miles east of Chichester
south
94m
Canterbury is 94 miles south of Norwich

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